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by kiwi60
Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:23 am
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: Over Temp light
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Re: Over Temp light

Hook it up to the fan switch. Comes on at 107 degrees.
That's so simple I'm almost embarrased I didn't think of it.

cheers spook
by kiwi60
Wed Jan 09, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: Over Temp light
Replies: 2
Views: 940

Over Temp light

I've been pondering what style of instrument panel I want on the cafe racer and have decided to use the original instrumenst housed in aluminium pods, mounted side by side on an ali plate. The one area I'm not yet happy about is using a temp gauge (original or digital) as I want ti keep the panel co...
by kiwi60
Tue Jan 08, 2013 3:07 am
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: New Years Project Resolutions
Replies: 12
Views: 2520

Re: New Years Project Resolutions

This years project isn't as grand as those above, but the work of building a cafe racer FZR is under way now. I spent a day or two last week mirror polishing the fork lowers, top and bottom triple clamps and the fork brace, and today I fitted the new headlight brackets and trial fitted the 7" headli...
by kiwi60
Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:51 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: MerryChristmas
Replies: 3
Views: 1082

Re: MerryChristmas

Same to you Michael, and the rest of the forum members.
:thumbup:
by kiwi60
Fri Oct 12, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: New, 10 yrs, 20 yrs
Replies: 26
Views: 3704

Re: New, 10 yrs, 20 yrs

Gidday Stan, Well, I bought a new SV1000S in 2005, not my first new bike, but the first one since 1982!!!, and I loved picking the bike up from the shop knowing that no one else had owned it and I could run it in the way I wanted. After 7 years and 35,000km I sold it last month and have picked up an...
by kiwi60
Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: AWESOME DISPLAY!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 1051

AWESOME DISPLAY!!!!

Yesterday Duke22 and I headed down to one of the local tracks to watch some racing. It was ok but I can't have been much in the mood, so we shot through early and went and had a look at a local airshow. The main drawcard was the only flying De Havalland Mosquito in the world that have just had a tot...
by kiwi60
Sat Sep 15, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: Cool Website
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Re: Cool Website

but some of those guys are complete retreads
Yep, I've noticed that too :crazy: , but that thread is fun to flick through.
by kiwi60
Wed Sep 12, 2012 2:19 am
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: I've done it!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Re: I've done it!!!!

I like some of the old ones, but I'd definitely prefer the mondern handling/reliability if I were building something retro. I just love triumph's bonneville and modern T-100, wish I could own one myself, along with my FZR of course. Modern handling is only a well designed frame away, and the XS850 ...
by kiwi60
Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:46 am
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: I've done it!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Re: I've done it!!!!

Definatley the old and retro vibe, a bit like the following (with out the fairing): http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h135/kiwi60/346986255_ae97d15f7b.jpg or this with an twin disc front end: http://i63.photobucket.com/albums/h135/kiwi60/3213388531_8978463db8_o.jpg and MUCH more comforatble handle b...
by kiwi60
Tue Sep 11, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: I've done it!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

Re: I've done it!!!!

Why not a trellis framed FZR with a SStrellisSarm Graham, that'd be fun? you could always do the perimiter brake too with a front RADD arm instead of telescopic fork, now that'd be pretty bitchin' cool dude. I'm still not sure if the FZR is a keeper yet as I haven't ridden an I4 on the road for ove...
by kiwi60
Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: I've done it!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 1321

I've done it!!!!

I sold my SV1000S last week!!!! :D A bloke from down country has bought it, paid the deposit and is flying up this Friday to pay the balance and ride it home. 35,000kms and it's been a fantastic bike, but I want to build my own idea of the perfect bike. I'll be picking up the FZR750 that I've bought...
by kiwi60
Sun Sep 09, 2012 3:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: Cool Website
Replies: 2
Views: 958

Cool Website

I was trawling around the net the other day looking for ideas for the next FZR when I came across this site: http://www.svrider.com/forum/showthread.php?t=61824 Some of the bikes are awesome, and some leave a bit to be desired (to my taste anyway), but I'm enjoying looking at a lot of different idea...
by kiwi60
Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:45 am
Forum: Racing
Topic: Moto GP 2012
Replies: 48
Views: 14710

Re: Moto GP 2012

That was a bloody gutsy ride by Stoner today, and the reason he's a twice world champion - he doesn't give up. :clap:
by kiwi60
Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:59 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Moto GP 2012
Replies: 48
Views: 14710

Re: Moto GP 2012

Sorry Kiwi.................. Don't like ELVIS............. may even like Rossi less. Elvis couldn't sing and he DEFINITLY couldn't act. I mean shit..... he had to try and sing his lines....... And yet his estate is still making millions every year, can't say I'm a great fan either, but like Elvis, ...
by kiwi60
Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: Moto GP 2012
Replies: 48
Views: 14710

Re: Moto GP 2012

It'll be ineresting to know what the package is as it's rumoured that Ducati was offering 70,000 EURO, has he gone for more money, or is it a chance for final glory before he retires? My wife and I were discussing this this morning, and no matter if your a Rossi fan or not, he's still the Elvis of M...
by kiwi60
Thu Jul 26, 2012 4:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: FZ-YZF Slipper-Clutch now available.
Replies: 15
Views: 5239

Re: FZ-YZF Slipper-Clutch now available.

I had a look at their site and it's not listed yet, do you know if they're they using an existing model or will they add the new one to the list?
by kiwi60
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:34 pm
Forum: Racing
Topic: #2 Race bike
Replies: 13
Views: 3836

Re: #2 Race bike

Just what is this secret modification that equals the flow across the three inlet valves?? Sooo curious. Me too, but there keeping them close to their chest at the moment so I've got to wait patiently as well. Unfortunatley I seem to have been hit with my own GFC so development has taken a back sea...
by kiwi60
Thu Jun 14, 2012 2:49 am
Forum: General Discussion / Links / Off Topic
Topic: back for more
Replies: 12
Views: 2661

Re: back for more

Hi ya Hooli, good to see ya back :wave: